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St. Thomas’ Earl Brown Found Shot To Death In Abandoned House in Anna’s Retreat Today

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police are saying a St. Thomas man found dead in an abandoned house in Anna’s Retreat today met with foul play. 

Earl C. Brown, 32, was found laying face down in a pool of blood with what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds about 12:58 a.m. today, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

The VIPD said Brown’s body was taken to the Schneider Regional Medical Center morgue by the hospital’s morgue attendant.

This case is currently under active investigation by the Major Crimes Unit.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) at 340-774-2211 ext. 5569 or 340-774-9830. You can also contact 911 or the anonymous tip line Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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